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Marilyn Monroe Lexington Subway Image | by MTAPhotos
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Marilyn Monroe Lexington Subway Image

This image of Marilyn Monroe stepping over a subway grate as a gust of wind sends her skirt twirling is the very definition of the phrase “iconic

image.” The MTA is giving new life to the photo and other rarely seen photographs taken by the same photographer at an exhibit beginning Dec. 20, 2012, at two locations on 42nd Street featuring the work of photographer and filmmaker Sam Shaw. This image was shot above the Lexington Avenue Subway in 1954 by Shaw, who had an early and long-time association with Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe "Seven Year Itch", 1955

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Taken on April 16, 2012